Emma Garcia

Emma Garcia has completed an MA in Creative Writing at Roehampton University and has published three children’s books (Boxer books). NEVER GOOGLE HEARTBREAK is her first adult novel loosely based around her own experiences of being in her thirties and single in London, of being dumped, getting over it, falling in love and getting married. She has worked as a waitress, technical assistant, chambermaid, sandwich designer, product manager, illustrator and teacher, and spent a long time travelling and working in Asia.

She lives in Yorkshire with her husband and three children, and is currently working on the second book in the series, OMG BABY.

OMG BABY! (Hodder, Spring 2014)

Google search: Am I pregnant?

Classic symptoms of pregnancy:
Missed period. Feeling tired. Feeling sick. Changes in your breasts. Mood swings and stress. Changing tastes in food.

‘Not Preggers. You’re not pregnant Vivienne Summers.’ I duck behind the lap top screen and scroll down the list again….

Then a knowing voice starts up in my head, sounding something like an angel from a film.  ‘You are,’ it whispers, ‘and you know you are.’


  • World: Madeleine Milburn Agency
  • UK & Commonwealth: Hodder
  • Croatian: V.B.Z
  • French: MA Editions & J’ai lu
  • German: Blanvalet
  • Turkish: Trend Kitap

NEVER GOOGLE HEARTBREAK (Hodder, March 2013 / Bookouture: January 2014)

  Never Google Heartbreak - Bookouture cover

When her fiancé Rob breaks off their engagement for the third time, Viv does what any girl would do – she Googles heartbreak.

Confronted by tales of misery, she decides to set-up her own self-help website for the broken-hearted. But as Viv passes through the three essential stages of grief, she becomes determined that it’s not too late to try and get Rob back.

When things get out of hand after a drunken declaration of love at an extremely inappropriate moment, Viv’s scruffy, tequila-swilling best friend Max is there to pick up the pieces. Viv starts to realise that maybe the real thing has been under her nose all this time, and now – one ex and a massive error of judgement  later – she has to face the question:  What’s the craziest thing you’ll do for love?


  • World: Madeleine Milburn Agency
  • UK & Commonwealth: Hodder
  • North American: Bookouture
  • Film & TV: Adam Rolston
  • Chinese Complex: Spring International
  • Croatian: V.B.Z
  • Czech: Baronet
  • Dutch: Luitingh-Sijthoff
  • French: MA Editions & J’ai lu
  • German: Blanvalet
  • Hebrew: Miskal
  • Hungary: Maxim
  • Italian: Piemme
  • Polish: Sonia Draga
  • Portuguese (Brazil): Bertrand Brasil
  • Russian: Azbooka
  • Serbian: Alnari
  • Slovenian: Ucila
  • Turkish: Trend Kitap